Kelimutu National Park

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Kelimutu National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Kelimutu 2008-08-08.jpg
Kelimutu lakes Tiwu Nuwa Muri Koo Fai and Tiwu Ata Polo
Map showing the location of Kelimutu National Park
Map showing the location of Kelimutu National Park
Kelimutu NP
Location Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Coordinates 8°45′30″S 121°50′41″E / 8.75833°S 121.84472°E / -8.75833; 121.84472Coordinates: 8°45′30″S 121°50′41″E / 8.75833°S 121.84472°E / -8.75833; 121.84472
Area 50 km²
Established 1992
Visitors 12,507 (in 2007[1])
Governing body Ministry of Forestry

Kelimutu National Park is located on the island of Flores, Indonesia. It consists of a region with hills and mountains, with Mount Kelibara (1,731 m) as its highest peak. Mount Kelimutu, which has the three coloured lakes, is also located in this national park. This natural attraction is a destination for tourists.

Some endagered plant species are protected in this national park, such as: Toona spp., Anthocephalus cadamba, Canarium spp., Diospyros ferra, Alstonis scholaris, Schleichera oleosa, Casuarina equisetifolia and Anaphalis javanica. Some endangered animals can also be found here, such as: Javan Rusa, Wild boar sp., Red Junglefowl, Elanus sp. and Drongo sp. (Dicrurus sulphurea).

The four endemic mammals in the park include two montane rodents: Bunomys naso and Hainald's Rat (Rattus hainaldi).[2]

In this area, there is also an arboretum, a mini jungle (4,5 ha) represent flora biodiversity of Kelimutu National Park. The arboterum consists of 78 types of tree plants which are grouped into 36 families. Some of the Kelimutu's endemic flora collections are uta onga (Begonia kelimutuensis), turuwara (Rhododendron renschianum), and arngoni (Vaccinium varingiaefolium).[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Forestry statistics of Indonesia 2007, retrieved 20 May 2010
  2. ^ Ministry of Forestry: Kelimutu NP, retrieved 2 February 2010
  3. ^ Samuel Oktora; Khairul Anwar (4 September 2010). "Kelimutu, Dijaga Kicau Burung Arwah" (in Indonesian). Kompas. pp. 1, 15. 

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